With the increasing awareness among people to claim their social security disability benefits, a whopping number of applications are received by the SSA for social security disability claims. However, the acceptance rate of applications remains under or below 40%. Also, after the initial stage of reconsideration or applications being shortlisted according to their importance, that number skyrockets to a flurry 20%. So only 20% of the total applicants actually succeed at receiving the benefits. But we have the good news here. The denial of the applications is not due to the government manipulating your applications to deny your claims. It is denied because of your own mistakes at not being able to file the claims properly. Here are a few things to consider to make sure that your next application is not denied:
- Inability of the ability to prove the severity of disability
SSA uses a very detailed criteria to determine the severity of your disability. And it is your responsibility to make sure that if you have a disability you visit the doctor regularly and keep up to date with all of your medical records.
In order to qualify for disability you may have to prove your inability to perform substantial amount of work properly in your application such as impairment, hearing or sight loss, inability to move, or conditions such as arthritis, asthama through your medical records.
- You do not have enough history to meet the SSA requirements
Even if you prove your disability, your application may still get denied because you may either not have enough work history to qualify under SSDI or SSI or you may simply not being able to produce documents to prove it to SSA.
Proper procedures to follow if your first case was denied
The last point is parallel to the fact that despite being able to handle all of the above required documents your application is denied. In order to avoid that type of sad consequence, we suggest you get a professional attorney or a qualified disability lawyer to defend your case through the disability process.
Contact our top-notch social security attorneys at Disability Advocates Group Law Firm (DAG) for more personalized assistance.